Ohio gun show patrons fear more laws

Some of the hundreds of people who turned out at a northeast Ohio arena to buy, sell and trade guns over the weekend said they feared more government control over firearms.
Associated Press
Feb 4, 2013

The attraction was the Ohio Gun, Knife and Military Show at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Many there said the talk about gun control after the tragedy at Newtown, Conn., has become a political obsession and no additional laws are necessary.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/UQSfLe ) reports that some of the sellers posted fliers asking gun owners to call their legislators to oppose any new gun regulations.

Countering that effort was a similar call that went out this weekend from religious leaders across the nation encouraging people to call their legislators seeking support for additional gun-control legislation.

 

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real talk

Paranoia is a terrible thing. They should be seeking mental help not more guns

Randy_Marsh

Then why the big push to ban firearms? Are you paranoid?

John Harville

Mellow out Marsh... there's no "big push" to "ban firearms" just a call for a little 'gunsense'.
Why is it always 'ban firearms'... perhaps you are the paranoid one?

Randy_Marsh

You read feinsteins bill? http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/...
That covers 90% of all weapons in the United state according to reports. I'm not paranoid, I'm realistic.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...
You still want a unarmed populance? Your government is rationalizing killing you.

Simple Enough II

No paranoia here, It isn't about gun control, it is flat out "control" they are after.

4shizzle

It's paranoia.

4shizzle

It's paranoia.

thinktwice

No Fear, it's more about the right given by the 2nd ammendment. You also have a right to drive a car, but not operate it recklessly. If you look at the numbers of firearms owned, make no mistake,no matter what they decide it will take alot of effort and for decades to erradicate them. Truth is they aren't going anywhere just like this current administration. If you want bad statistics look at how they've driven this Country into the ground.

Trustafarian

Guns are like abortions. If you're against them, don't get one. I'll respect any American's right to exercise their freedom of speech and protest guns and abortions, but in return they must respect my right to own a gun and support legal abortions.

thinkagain

Clinging to paranoia while marching around clutching guns isn’t how I want to go through life. I can’t even imagine having to carry a gun for fifty years because I’m afraid to go to the library, restaurant or grocery store without one.

beepx22

then don't carry one, that's your right, just like it's my right to carry one. that's how freedom works

Bluto

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beepx22

I love the first half, and the last 20 minutes or so lol

looking around

I don't like the idea of you carrying a firearm in the grocery store when I'm shopping...how about that! I'm of no threat to you, but if you go crazy over the price of milk who knows what may happen!

beepx22

now who's the paranoid one? you should go to 1 south for help

beepx22

oh if it makes you feel any worse, i've never seen a no gun grocery in the area, so guess what... there's always an evil gun around you waiting to jump out of a holster and start shooting the place up because the milk is expensive, which of course happens all the time, which is why CCWers are in the lowest percentile of having criminal records.

Bluto

I don't believe that CCW'er are the problem or the answer to everything . The real problem is where and to whom these weapons go after private sales . From this point on I personally feel the weapon is in the wind and consider it a liability to the community . I like the idea of having to sign over a weapon from one owner to the next like a vehicle . Then a history of the weapon can be tracked to it's origin . Still not perfect , but a start .

Maggdi

...or recorded in a police report after being stolen..... Oh I think they already do that, don't they?!

herbie_hancock

Your already SUPPOSED to register a gun every time you buy one, people just elect not to do so because now that weapon on "paper" is assigned to that owner/address/ssn etc. this is where the problem is because now the government knows where and to whom the guns are, negating the whole purpose of the second amendment, which is the right to own weapons if we would need to overthrow the government. If the government is trying to take away the ability to over throw them then that should raise some red flags...The president said today that "weapons of war don't belong on the street." As if the everyday AR owner is walking around on the street with one. The ones running around on the street with ARs are gangbangers, which adhere to any and ALL new gun laws and regulations right?.... The problem isn't the guns whatever the make or model. The problem is that our country has lost the respect for life. You can argue until your blue in the face that violent video games, movies and tv shows don't desensitize you to violence but they DO and WILL. When you throw mental illness, bullying and parental neglect in with a violent lifestyle then you have a recipe for evil actions. PLACE THE BLAME WHERE ITS DUE! America is no longer the greatest nation on the earth, its the nation where nothing is your fault. There is virtually zero self accountability anymore. MOLON LABE.

looking around

I would hope they are in the low percentile......if they have a record they should not have a gun period!

Bluto

Yes , I still recall the infamous crab cakes incident at Kroger's . People lose it all the time , and that why I don't think it's too much to ask for universal background checks for all weapons . It won't solve all the problems , but you have to at least try . Unregulated and indiscriminate sales are not the answer .

beepx22

to get my CCW i had to undergo a background check, get printed, ect. I jump through the hoops because i follow the law, let's look at randleman who was under disability, out on the street after killing someone else, used a stolen gun that went missing in like 1976... do you think a background check would have helped him at all, do you think a street level thug is going to jump through any hoops?

Bluto

There is no perfect system , but the one we have now can definitely be upgraded . I agree , the common criminal won't give a crap , and there will always be crime . We have to minimize it as much as we can . There is room for improvement without infringing upon people's rights . The problems start when the extreme factions on either side of the issue start butting heads and fogging up the big picture .

thinkagain

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Bluto

Signs and wonders ; )

Speakezy

Lets start the "assault weapons" ban with the movies! They have been making MILLIONS glorifying them for years. Let Sly put his money where his mouth is. Bullet In The Head... now that title doesn't glorify murder at all.

John Harville

How about "The FBI Story"? You dirty rats!

Maggdi

I seriously cannot understand the SR paying for this kind of dreck from the AP. The headline and the secondary headline suggest we might read some quotes to convey this "fear". No such luck.
I wonder how many could be quoted saying sometime along the lines of "..I reject more government control over firearms"?

RemorselessEverMore

Lame news story... If I want to hear about the politics regarding the gun issues, I would rather check out CNN or Faux News... Not here... Waste of energy to publish this garbage...

whocares

Didn't Sandusky have seven murders last year? How many were committed with a gun? People kill people not guns.

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